Valerian Root

Valerian grows wild throughout Europe. The use of this plant for insomnia and nervous conditions has been common for many centuries. Valerian is known world wide for its calming effect on the nervous system. Unlike many prescription drugs used for anxiety, valerian has few side effects and is not addictive. The actual active principle of valerian is uncertain.

Possible benefits and uses:

Reduces anxiety, stress, and hyperactivity

Works as a natural tranquilizer

Relieves gas pain and stomach cramps

Eliminates muscle tension and muscle cramps related to PMS, stress, and menstrual cramps Contraindications:

Should not be taken with alcohol

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